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The Incredible Aquaman Trailer Is Just as Incredible in 8-Bit Animation

Aquaman (Jason Momoa), ready for some pixel art. Surely.
Aquaman (Jason Momoa), ready for some pixel art. Surely.
Image: Warner Bros

The Aquaman trailer was one of the unambiguous highlights for us at San Diego Comic-Con 2018: operatic, visually arresting, and enough to get even the most skeptical of us pretty pumped for an Aquaman movie.

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Apparently, it’s just as thrilling in pixel art form, as the artists at JoBlo Videos have demonstrated. Over on that channel, their 8-Bit Trailers series has now tackled Aquaman, rendering the explosive undersea action as a series of side-scrolling cutscenes from a nonexistant game that I would definitely play.

Arthur’s pixel sprite self really pops in his old-school Aquaman getup, and the scrolling dialogue captions are a nice touch. Just be forewarned, for some reason this video includes other iterations of the 8-Bit trailer series after it; just watch the first two minutes and thirty seconds if you’re here for Aquaman.

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Also, the trailer looks a little more 16-bit than 8-bit to me, but we can let that slide.

io9 Weekend Editor. Videogame writer at other places. Queer nerd girl.

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solitarypoet
Solitary Poet

Pretty sure that’s at least 16-Bit. Also, I loved the Sandy Cheeks cameo.